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Being a Designer

Posted May 23, 2012

Last week’s blog focused on being an entrepreneur, so this week’s blog focuses on being a designer.  A bit of history on me first.  I was one of those kids in school who had to have new markers, crayons, pencils and paper for the start of every semester.  And then once I had all my new shiny materials I would only use them on projects that I saw fit.  A greeting card that I would make, a special drawing for mom or pages and pages of patterns that I designed.  What I did not know when I was young was that I was already showing my passion and love for desi

Being an Entrepreneur

Posted May 17, 2012

True confessions time….I both LOVE and HATE owning my own business, Confections.  Now I am lucky that the love does outweigh the hate.  I love the creativity, working with my clients, crafting strategies for the business, getting great press for my company, finding new gifts to personalize.  But I hate the accounting, not so fond of having to worry about getting the quarterly taxes paid on time, really dislike having to shop around our business insura

The Handwritten Note

Posted May 8, 2012

One of my soap boxes is the importance of hand written notes.  I have blogged about it, posted it umpteen times on Facebook and will talk about it with anyone who will listen.  The beauty, significance and uniqueness of a handwritten note will not be going away.  Be it a thank you note, a note of condolence or a handwritten business correspondence there is something memorable about receiving such a thing in the mail.  Are you really going to save a text or even an email?  But a note on

Presentation Matters

Posted May 4, 2012

I am all about presentation….what a color looks like, how a pattern presents, what the best font is for the project at hand.  The list goes on and on.  Now I will admit to being very caught up in all that, but then again considering what Confections is I should be.  That all being said it is amazing to me how many people are not caught up in what anything looks like!  We are in the process of looking for a new person to hire for our team.  One position is for a Graphic Designer and the other is for a PR